I thought I would share one of our favorite family recipes. At our house, we call them Bombs. They are basically a soft roll with yummy filling inside.
To make Bombs, start with a loaf’s worth of bread/roll dough. You can use any recipe for the dough (or buy frozen bread dough…which I think is the biggest rip-off on the planet), but I’ve included the recipe I use. It makes mighty tasty rolls.
Next you will need the filling. Anything goes as long as it is not too juicy that it will leak out. Here are some of our favorite combinations:
- Pizza Bomb: pepperoni and mozzarella (dip in marinara sauce after)
- BBQ Bomb: shredded beef/pork/chicken, BBQ sauce and cheddar
- Cheesesteak Bomb: sliced roast beef, bell peppers, American Cheese
- Joe Bomb: ground beef, sloppy joe sauce and cheddar
- Italian Bomb: ground sausage, sautéed peppers and onions, cheddar cheese
- Ham & Cheese Bomb: diced ham, broccoli, onion and cheddar
- Taco Bomb: ground beef with taco seasoning, salsa, onions and Mexican blend cheese
- Bacon Bomb: diced chicken, bacon, green onions, ranch dressing and mozzarella
Place about 4 tablespoons of filling ingredients in the center of each dough circle.
Bring the edges up around the filling and pinch to seal the dough.
If there are any holes, the filling will leak out all over the pan!
Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet.
Let dough rise in a warm place for 15-20 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown on top.
Here’s what they look like all baked, cut open and oozing with cheese and sauce.
They are Hawaiin Bombs, by the way—Canadian bacon, pineapple, green peppers, sauce, cheese. And they were delicious!
I have recently started rubbing the cooked buns with butter and sprinkling them with garlic salt. Yum! It really adds something amazing!
These would be a great food for the SuperBowl. They make a great dinner paired with a big salad. We also love taking them on car trips and picnics because they are still tasty even if they’re not piping hot.
Dinner Bombs Video
- 3 TBSP sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 1/2 cups flour approximately
- 2 tsp. yeast
- 1 1/8 cup warm milk
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1 egg
To Make The Dough
- Add all ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer.
- Use the dough hook attachment to mix the dough on low for approximately five minutes, until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. I usually add 3 cups of flour at first, then I test the dough and add more until it feels right–not sticky, not too dry/firm, just nice and soft.
- Cover and let raise 1 hour.
To Make The Bombs
- Divide the dough into 12-15 pieces.
- Shape and flatten each dough piece into approximately a 5 inch circle.
- Place the filling of your choice in the center of the circle.
- Bring the edges of the circle up and around the filling and pinch together until the filling is sealed inside.
- Place seam side down on a baking sheet.
- Cover the filled and shaped balls with a clean dish towel and let raise for 15-20 minutes in a warm place.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown.
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Comments & Reviews
Oh, this sounds so easy!!! Great!
I’ll give it a try for Halloween party!
Mike and Keri says
mmmm…those look yummy! Do you have any good (fool proof) bread recipes that you don’t use a bread machine for.
oh yes, tell me what to do if I don’t have a bread machine….you can email me if you want! thanks.
Honestly, I am helpless without my bread machine. I think you could still use this recipe to make rolls if you mix them by hand. Start by dissolving the yeast in the warm water, then add all the other stuff, flour last. Knead by hand and rise until double. That’s my guess anyway.
Keri, as far as a loaf of bread…I am still working on that one. I haven’t been able to make a great loaf yet.
I lovingly call these pizza rolls and I love that I have a new recipe to try:)
Lindsay is your new biggest fan!
Those are called Klobasnekz. They are a type of Kolache filled with meat instead of fruit or something sweet.
i just tried these with ham, cream cheese, gruyere and scrambled eggs. and 1 with roast beef and cheese just for fun. they were very good, hubby ate them up!
Sherrie Swerbensky says
How long would the dough last in either the fridge or freezer? I think this would be a great way to use up leftovers for lunches.
I would search for a dough recipe that is made to go in the fridge, but yeah… it could potentially work and it really WOULD be a great way to use up leftovers!